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September 18, 2011 |
Kara Kennedy, the oldest child of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, died Friday at a Washington, D.C.-area health club after her daily workout, said her brother Patrick. She was 51. "She's with Dad," said her brother, a former congressman from Rhode Island. Their father, who had a malignant brain tumor, died in 2009 at age 77 . She was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2002, and doctors removed a malignant tumor the next year. Patrick Kennedy said she loved to exercise but the cancer treatment "took quite a toll on her" and "her heart gave out. " Her mother, Joan Kennedy, told the Boston Globe that Kara's death was "such a shock because she was in such good health.
September 17, 2011 |
The daughters of two legendary Democratic politicians have died: Kara Kennedy, the oldest child of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, and Eleanor Mondale, the daughter of former Vice President Walter F. Mondale. Both women had been battling cancer. Their deaths were announced by their families Saturday, according to the Associated Press. Kennedy, 51, died at a health club in the Washington area, said her brother, Patrick Kennedy, a former Democratic congressman from Rhode Island.
June 10, 2008 |
Fresh from his hospitalization for surgery to remove a malignant brain tumor, Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy announced it was "good to be home" in Cape Cod on Monday and headed out for a sail. Kennedy left Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., in the morning and arrived at his family's compound in Hyannis Port, Mass., just before noon. Within hours, he went sailing with his wife, Victoria Reggie Kennedy.
December 31, 2007 |
A pair of U.S. lawmakers visited the Syrian capital on Sunday in an attempt to persuade the Arab state to make peace with Israel and woo it from the Iranian sphere of influence. Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.) visited Syria after a trip to neighboring Israel, which gave its blessing to the lawmakers' mediation effort. Israel and Syria have been in a state of war for decades despite occasional diplomatic forays between the two nations.
June 14, 2006 |
Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.) pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of driving under the influence of prescription drugs in a plea bargain with prosecutors stemming from a middle-of-the-night incident last month in which he nearly sideswiped a police cruiser. District of Columbia Superior Court Magistrate Judge Aida Melendez placed the six-term congressman on supervised probation for a year.
May 7, 2006 |
On Smith Hill, just around the corner from Providence College, the annual pancake breakfast at St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church is a cherished May ritual. Usually, hearty helpings of parish gossip are served up alongside scrambled eggs and sausages. On Saturday, the event buzzed with just one topic of conversation: Patrick Kennedy. "No one was talking of anything else," said 80-year-old Lou Sharelo, who arrived at 5:30 a.m. to set up tables for hundreds of guests.